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VOL. 80
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 12,1915
NO. ll
. M. I. COMMENCEMENT.
'rogram Commencement Ex
ercises. Address by Gov.
Sheppard. Ball Team
Made Tour.
The following is the program for
Ithe commencement exercises of the
Bailey Military Institute for the
'session 1914-15:
Sunday, May 30 lia. m. Bac
calaureate sermon: Rev. S. S.. Sow
ers, D. D., Florence, S. C.
Monday, May 31, 5:30 p. m. dress
parade.
8:30 p. m. class declamation con
tests.
Tuesday, June I, 10 a. m. Com
pany competitive drill.
8:30 p. m. graduating exercises.
Senior oratorical contest. Awarding
I of diplomas. Literary address Ex
|-Gov. J. C. Sheppard, Ed gen* eld.
The last issue of the "Reveille"
|is now in the hands of the publish
es. It promises to be the best ever
put out by the institute. The edi
tor-in-chief and assistants and the
editors of the various departments
have been working hard on the ma
terial.
In an interesting game between
[Bailey's second baseball team and
the Greenwood high school, the lat
ter was defeated . by the score of 8
to 7. The features of the game were
the hitting of Strieker and Cotting
ham and the pitching of the Jailer.
.Our team secured eleven hits off the
high school's three pitchers while
our two pitcheis yielded only seven.'
Batteries: Capt. Blythe, Cotting
ham and Strieker; Prof. Greneker,
Hivers, Pinson and Barrets. A trip
is being arranged with the Elberton,
Ga. high school team.
After a trip to Charleston and
Bamberg the 'varsity baseball team
returned home but failed to bring
any scalps with them. Ir. seems as
if they played in bard luck all the
/time fojMp. two games an extra score
fwouid have won the game for Bai
ley. A few more games will be
iplayed on the local diamond, one
|nt least with Nowberry college.
Company baseball games have
Ejeen played on the local diamond.
Last week "A" defeated "C," "B"
lefeated "D" and "A" defeated
kD" This week companies '*A" and
f'B" play for the championship of
?.he school. No 'varsity men are al
lowed in the games at ali. Some
splendid material is showing up in
phe various games.
The Bailey minstrels gave an en
[ertainmenl at the opera house'at
.bbeville last Monday night. They
rare highly complimented on their
leting. Trips will be made to Mc
cormick atid Laurens in the near
future. The minstrels are accompa
iied by the cadet orchestra.
O? course thc two things looked
Forward to now are the final ex
iminations and the "home going."
While naturally some are dreading
the first all act together in welcom
ing the latter. The cadets will be
allowed to leave on June 2. after the
graduating exercises. H. H.
'Gus" Graydon Dead. Expired
on Field Practicing Ball.
Augusta; T. Graydon, the law
student at :he sUniversity of North
Carolina, who dropped dead at
Chapel Hill Wednesday afternoon,
was well known in Columbia, es
pecially among the college men
'and the amateur ball players. Mr.
?Graden frequently visited his broth
er, C. T. Grandon, and played ball
on Davis field with the Greenwood
team about two years ago. He was
?an athlete of ability, being a star
football player as well as an amateur
of the diamond. He died suddenly
while practicing on the field. He
was a graduate of Auburn (the
Alabama Polytechnic Institute) in
1914. He was a member of the Au
burn team and was manager of the
[football team.
Young Mr. Grad on was 23 years
>f age, and a native of Green wood,
rhere his mother, Mrs. L. T. Gray
Ion, resides. He is also survived by
mother brother, a resident of Char
lotte. C. T. Graydon went to Chap
el Hill Wednesday afternoon. In
jr ment will be at Greenwood.
>lumbia Record.
Gus Graydon had many relatives
md friends in Edgefield who were
Maddened by the announcement of
tis death. In the years past he has
frequently visited his kindred in
Igefield and made many warm
If rienda here.
Roper's Ripplings.
The farmers are all smiles over
the nice rains we are having now.
Miss Emmie and Miss Lila Lan
ham were in Augusta Monday shop
ping.
Miss Arlie Reece has returned to
herb?me in Augusta after spending
several weeks at Ropers. Come
again Miss Reece we are always
glad to see you.
Miss Mattie Lanham is at home
again.
Mr. R. ?. Timraerraan took a
flying trip to Augusta Friday in his
new machine.
Mr and Mrs J B Timmerman have
returned to Augusta after spend
ing several days at Roper's with
relatives.
Our little Sunday school is get
ting on nicely. We were glad to
see Mr. Ernest and Miss Ruth Mil
ler at our Sunday school, hope they
may come again.
Miss Anetia Atkinson is sick in
Augusta with fever. Hope she will
soon be able to come home.
Miss Sallie Mae Miller and broth
er were the guest of Miss Mattie
Lanham Sunday.
Who Can Use This Man?
The Industrial and Immigration
Agrent of the Southern Railway,
Columbia, S. C., is in receipt
of a letter from a young man
living in Pennsylvania, as follows:
"I am taking the liberty of writ
ing to you to ask if there is a dairy,
stock or general farm,, known to
you, that is managed by a man who
would be willing to give rae an op
portunity of learning practical farm
management. I have completed the
farming course offered by the In
ternational Correspondence schools,
of Scranton, Pa., and also the farm
management course with the Farm
er's school, and during la3t year
worked on a large diversified farra
of 45o acres, so as to learn the prac
tical jside of, farming? l am 24 ye?,-?
of age, of American birth, am sin
gle and do not use tobacco or strong
drink in any form. Wages are of
no object if I can find a position
with the right man. I can give the
best of references as to my charac
ter and ability."
Nothing is known of the young
man beyond what his lotter tells,
but presuming it states facts, he is
a worthy young man and it ought
tobe possible to place him ona
South Carolina farm where he can
"make good'."
This done, very likely he would
in time become a citizen of the state,
and finally, no doubt, a land owner
and successful farmer.
For ;his reason his letter is wor
thy of attention and it is to be
hoped some of our readers can offer
the chance he seeks. South Carolina
needs many men such as he seems
to be to help develop its fertile
lands, now either lying idle or only
half-tilled. For years we've been
talking about how to g et desirable
immigrants Properly placing indi
viduals such as this man is a good
way to begin. Who can use him?
Aiken County Man Commits
Suicide in Washington.
Washington, jyray IQ.-Special:
W. K. Bailey, a traveling salesman
of Kitchings Mill, Aiken county,
S. C., was found dead in a room on
Pennsylvania avenue here yesterday, j
Gas was escaping from a fixture!
from which the tip had been re
moved and the coroner decided that
it was a clear case of suicide. Bai
ley appeared about 35 years old. He
had been treated by the Salvation
Army for alcoholism anl the mor
phine habit and the police found a
morphine outfit among his effects.
In his valiae were letters from his
wife and from a brother, Dr. T. M.
Bailey of Greenville, S. C.
Your Child's Cough is a Call For
Help.
Don't put off treating your Child's
Cough. It not only saps their
strength, but often leads to more
serious ailments. Why risk? You
don't have to. Dr. King's New
Discovery is just the remedy your
Child needs. It is made with sooth
ing, healing and antiseptic balsams.
Will quickly check the Cold and
sootheSyour Child's Cough away.
No odds how bad the Congh or how
long standing, Dr. King's New Dis
covery will stop it. It's guaran
teed. Just get a bottle from your
Druggist and try it.-S
A Poster Parade.
Something entirely new for Edge
field, yet something that is alto
gether commendable, will be wit
nessed on the public square and
streets to-morrow (Thursday) after
noon at 5:00 o*clock. We refer to
the poster parade that will be con
ducted under the auspices of the
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union, which organization is equal
ly as alert and active in creating
anti-whiskey sentiment as the whis
key forces are in their efforts to
popularize and perpetuate their ne
farious business.
Promptly at 5:00 o'clock at least
100 school children, together with
the members of the W. C. T. U.J
will assemble at the Baptist church.
Each child will be supplied with a'
poster or banner which contains a !
brief statement that is calculated to
arouse greater interest and enthusi
asm in the cause of temperance
among those who are already in
terested and will put those to think-,
ing seriously who have not yet tak
en a stand against the world-wide
evil. The children will be formed
into a parade and marched to the
public square and thence up Main
street. The people of the town and
vicinity are requested to assemble
upun the public square to wituess
the parade. That this will be an
effective means of educating the
people and creating sentiment
against whiskey drinking, will be
conceded by ali who witness the pa
rade. After the parade the banners
will be posted in public places over
the county to warn the young men
of the evils of intemperance.
Mothers' Day Exercises.
The i program for Mothers' Day
which was published in The Adver
tiser last week was beautifully car
ried out at the Baptist Sunday
school Sundav morning. The su
perintwident, Mr. W. B. Colbara?
presided over the exercises, almost
the entire Sunday school hour being
consumed by the program. Dr. E.
Pendleton Jones gave a brief histo
ry of the cradle roll feature of th"!
Sunday .sehool work and emphasized
its importance. Prof. Ross, with
characteristic enthusiasm, spoke of
the observance of a day in honor of
motherhood. The songs and recita-1
dons by the little girls and wee!
small tots highly entertained the
large number who assembled to
witness the exercises.
When the members of the cradle
roll department were arranged in
rows upon the rostrum, with beau
tiful flowers in the background and
the foreground consisting of a num
ber of young mothers holding in
their arms recruits for the cradle
roll, a picture of transcendent beau
ty was presented, one that would
inspire a poet or painter to give to
the world a masterpiece in verse or
art.
For some time the Sunday school
of the Baptist bchuch has steadily
grown. The beautiful exercises Sun
day morning reflected the splendid
work that is being done by the offi
cers and teachers.
Death of Mrs. Edwin A. Glover.
Sorrow was brought to the many
friends of Mrs. Edwin A. Glover by
her passing away at the late resi
dence, 316 twenty-ninth avenue,
north, Monday morning, after an
illness of several months. Mrs. Glov
er was, before her marriage, Miss
Laura Abney, a' native of South
Carolina, where the news of her.
death also casts gloom, she having
many friends and prominent family
connections throughout the state.
She is survived by her husband,
three daughters, Miss Lila Glover,
Mrs. Chas. Donigan; Pittsburg, Pa.,
Mrs. Barrett Phinzy of Athens, Ga.:
two sons, Victor B. Glover of Chat
tanooga, and Claude A. Glover, one
sister, Mrs. J. C. Hunter of Atlanta,
and two brothers, ?. L. Abney of
Columbia, S. C.; and J. R. Abney
of New York City, who have been
in attendance at her bedside for sev
eial weeks.
She was a member of the Ladies
Hermitage Association, Tennessee
Historical Society and South Caro
lina Club.
The funeral services will be at 10
o'clock Wednesday morning from
the residence, conducted by the Rev.
H. J. Mikell, rector of Christ
church, of which she was a mem
ber.--Nashville Banner.
Memorial Day Observed.
? Through the efforts of the mem
bers of the Edgefield chapter, United
Daughters of the Confederacy, Me
morial day was fittingly observed
Monday. The members of the
chapter1 issued invitations to all the
veterans in the county to be their
guests. About 25 veterans were
present: and a picnic dinner was
served in their honor on the lawn
adjoining the Baptist church.
Promptly at 3 o'clock the veterans,
Daughters of the Confederacy and
a large number of of people from
the town assembled in the opera
house.
B. E. Nicholson acted as mister
of ceremonies and the invocation
was offered by the Rev. J. R. Walk
er. A quartette was rendered by
Misses Laura and Sophie Minis,
'Miss Emmie Tompkins and Miss
Miriam Norris.
The address of the occasion was
delivered by Dr. E. Pendleton
Jones, whose father, the late Dr. J.
William Jones, was a member of
Gen. Lee's staff.
Miss Florence Miras recited an
appropriate selection entitled "The
Flag of Dixie."
A collection was taken for the
Shiloh monument fund.
The beautiful exercises of the
day were closed with an appropri
ate hymn sung by the entire audi
ence. _
Harmony Leads the Day.
At the close of the Sunday school
at Harmony last Sunday afternoon
the ladies of the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union held special
exercises that were interesting and
helpful in creating prohibition sen
timent. Mr. W. G. Ouzts made an
address on "A Saloonless Nation in
1920", and Mr. L G. Watson spoke
of the life and achievements of
Francis Willard. There were sev
eral recitations that gave variety
/and jn'^?M? interest io.-the exer
cises of the afternoon. Other com
munities should hold temperance
rallies- Programmes can be ar
I ranged by inviting speakers to as
jsist from other communities, if a
I sufficient number can not be found
in the community who are willing
to take part.
What say the good people of Ste
vens Creek, McKendree, Berea,
Mountain Creek, Gilgai, Rehoboth,
White Town, Plum Branch, Parks
ville, Brimson School, Peace Haven
School, Barr's Chapel, Antioch, Red
Hill, Modoc,' Flat Rock, Red Oak
j Grove, Clark's Hiil, Republican,
?othan, Hardy's, Horn's Creek,
Mt. Zion, Trenton, Johnston, Phil
ippi, Long Branch and Lott School.
Let the Christiau men and women
of these churches and communities
come together and arrange for a
temperance gathering during the
spring or early summer. The com
bined influence of such rallies
will have a telling effect in the
election which is to be held in Sep
tember. The Advertiser will be
pleased to give the fullest co-opera
tion in arranging and advertising
the rallies, and, furthermore, the
editor will render every possible as
sistance personally.
Now that Harmony has led the
way, which will be the first to fol
low?
New Directory Issued.
The new directory of the South
ern Bell Telephone Company has
been delivered to the subscribers
in Edgefield and Johnston by mana
ger J. J. Roach. It is attractive in
appearance and contains all the
changes and corrections in listing
that have been made since the last
directory was printed. The number
of new names appearing in the list
indicates that there are constant ad
ditions to the number of subscribers
at Edgefield, Johnston and vicinity
and the telephone development is
continuous.
The Southern Bell Company bas
evolved a plan whereby it furnishes
telephone service to farmers and
other rural residents on an economi
cal basis. As a result the telephone
is now the rule, rather than the ex*
oeption, on the farm and farmers in
all sections of the state are install
ing telephones in their homes. The
plant of toe Southern Bell Tele
phone Company in Edgefield and
Johnston is maintained at a high
state of efficiency and the subscrib
ers at these exchanges are well sat
isfied with the good service mana
ger J. J. Roach is rendering at both
places.
Trenton News.
Friday J the twenty-first of May
will mark the closing of a most suc
cessful school year in Trenton.
There will Le appropriate exercises
beginning at 12 o'clock and some
prominent speakers will be present
to entertain the audience. A picnic
dinner will be served on the grounds
and the afternoon will be turned
over to the basket ball and baseball
players.
Miss Addie Hughes will return
home on Friday after a delightful
visit to Mrs. Chas. Moore in Atlan
tic City.
Miss Heyward from Beaufort is
the much admired guest of Miss
Emma Bouknight.
Mrs. C. D. Brown from Abbeville
has been visiting here. Mrs. Brown
is a lady whom everybody loves and
her friends are always happy to see
her.
Mrs. B. J. Harrison and Miss
Ethel Harrison are visitors in Edge
field this week.
Mr. J. H. Courtney was a .week
end visitor to our town.
Miss Ida Ryan is at home after a
lovely visit to friends in Atlanta.
Mr. J. H. White has returned to
his home in Louisville, Ga., after a
visit to his daughter, Mrs. L, D.
Crouch. Me was accompanied by
his lovel" little granddaughter,
Eloise Crouch.
M.T. and Mrs. Alvin Stevens, Mrs.
W.H.Stevens, Miss Beatrice Ste
vens and Dr. Briggs were visitors
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. R.
Day on Monday.
Mary Moore is the name of a
lovely little baby girl who has ar
rived to become an inmate in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wicker.
We congratulate our youpg friend
Miss Fannie Butler Miller and re
turn many thanks for the following
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beloved lady Mrs. Mary A. Miller
has caused the deepest anxiety
among her friends. The attention
from her friends and loved ones
have been exceptionally beautiful
and tender-.
Misses Orrie and Sabe Miller will
leave home Wednesday to attend
the graduating txercises at Chicor.:
college.
There will be au entertainment
given by the W. C. T. U. at the
school house on Thursday evening
the 2Uth. Trenton's best talent will
be seen and heard in song, recita
tion, duets and solos. A bridal scene
entitled "Pledge with wine" will
be one of the attractions of the
evening. The beautiful bride with
her beautiful dame and bevy of
lovely girls in their lovely evening
gowns, as. bridesmaids, the little
flower girls, the ring, candle and
oillow bearer form a brilliant pic
ture. Of course we have made no
mention of the handsome groom
and his no less handsome attendants
but we remember once our beloved
friend Col. James T. Bacon of
blessed memory said, "Men don't
count at weddings." In this little
play however, in the second scene,
they have a conspicuous part. At
the wedding reception where the
toast is offered with wine and the
young bride is about to be persuad
ed to join in merry making, she
takes a glass and suddenly remem
bers an incident which she relates
in a most ?thrilling manner.
The scene instantly changes from
one of jollity to one of deep pen
siveness. -This entertainment is un
der the management of Mrs. Crouch
and Mrs. Courtney. Knowing the
capability of these two ladies along
this special line we unhesitatingly
bespeak for the W. C. T. U. a lib
eral patronge, feeling satisfied that
all who attend will be delighted.
The small sum of fifteen cents will
be charged for admission.
Mrs. Emma Atkins has returned
home from a visit to friends at
North Augusta.
A Sluggish Liver Needs Attention.
Let your Liver get torpid and
you are in for a spell of misery.
Everybody gets an attaok now and
then. Thousands of people keep
their livers active and healthy by
using Dr. King's New life Pills.
Fine for the Stomach, too. Stop
the Dizziness, Constipation, Bilious
ness and Indigestion. Clear the
blood. Only 25c st your Drug
gist.-2
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Cradle Roll Exercises. Young
Lady Honored. Apollo Mu
sic Club. New ^Century
Club Met.
On Sunday morning" at the Bap
tist Snnday school the cradle roll
exercises were held. Of this depart
ment Mrs. James White is superin
tendent, and Mrs. O. D. Black, as
sistant superintendent. This was or
ganized here six and a half years
ago, the first cradle roll being or
ganized 38 years ago. Invitations
bad been sent to the parents of all
the children enrolled and so there
was a very full Sunday school. This
was also mother's day and observ
ance was given to this. In the
decorations, a large vase of carna
tions was placed in memory of
"Mother." The carnation has been
designated as mother's flower, and
the idea is as beautiful as it is ap
propriate for nothing is so sugges
tive of purity as a white flower and
no love is so pure as mother's. Con
spicuous in the decorations was the
cradle, and on it was a tag for each
child enrolled. Master Ben Lee Al
len has the honor of being the first .
to have his name on the cradle. The
welcome from the cradle roll to the
Sunday school was made by Master
Marion Lott. A splendid ' report of
the y ea ra's work, was given by Mrs.
White and as she called the roll,
each child came up, or was brought
up, and had pinned on it a fragrant
carnation. They were then placed
where all might see them. The ex
ercises were much enjoyed and es
pecially the songs by children, the
choir also singiag some sweet songs
with the orchestra and piano ac
companiment. The collection taken
stowed upon one of Johnston o
brightest young women-Miss An
toinette Denny, who is at Converse
college. Miss Denny will be one of
the graduates of next year. She has
been elected assistant editor of the
Converse monthly and associate
editor of the Annual for 1915. She
is one of the two delegates from
her society, the Philosephean to be
in the debate between'! this so
ciety and the Carlisle at commence
ment. She is also vice-president of
the student government body of her
division.
Miss Elliet Hardy is at home for
the summer months, herschojl hav
ing closed.
At the last meeting of the Mary
Ann Buie chapter held with Mrs.
J. A. Dozier, the annual flower
show was discussed, and all lover?
of flowers are urged to join, the
contest baing open to all. The olas?
sification list will soon appear aud
the entries are much larger this
year. Io the report of the historian,
Mrs. O. D. Black, she told of the
monument which is being erected
in Richmond, Va., by the U. D. C.,
to the Confederate surgeons and
stated that the U. D. O's are com
piling a book entitled "The Con
federate surgeon." She had secured
the record of Dr. S. G. Mobley and
of the late Dr. D. P. LaGrone and
Dr. Coleman, the father of Mrs. B.
L. Allen. It is the desire of the
general committee to obtain the
record of every Confederate soldier.
Plans were made by the chapter for
an entertainment the first week in
June, this to be a game of living
checks directed by Mr. Fishburn of
Augusta. The checkers will be 12
young ladies and 12 young gentle
men dressed in red and white the
Confederate colors, to distinguish
them. The next historical meeting
will be Thursday afternoon May
13, with Mrs. W. L. Coleman at
4:30 o'clock.
The Apollo music club met with
Mrs. James Callum on Friday af
ternoon and during the business con
ducted by Miss Lila Maud Willis,
plans were made for a minstrel to
be held here at an early date. This
was the time for the annual elec
tion of officers who were elected as
follows: President, Mrs. James
Cullum; vice-president, Mrs. E. M. '
Walker; secretary and treasurer,
Mrs. Leon Stansell. A report of the
recent federation was given by Mrs.
Leon Stansell. The master studied
was "Nevin," and the music waa
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